Officials recommend firing of 7 Chicago cops in Laquan McDonald death
CHICAGO — Seven Chicago officers have been recommended for termination in relation to the death of teenager Laquan McDonald in October 2014, Chicago police said. The recommendations came from the city’s Office of the Inspector General.
Dashcam video of the fatal shooting contradicted nearly everything police said happened the night McDonald died. It showed McDonald veering away from police as he held a knife, not lunging toward officers as police had said.
One officer jumped out of his vehicle and pulled his gun, firing at McDonald six seconds after arriving on the scene. The officer continued to fire, unloading every round from his gun in 15 seconds.
The video appears to show McDonald’s body getting hit by bullets even after he was on the ground. All 16 rounds struck McDonald.